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Reader Questions – Termite Fumigation Part 2 Apr 19, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Hi Kelly, our board is resolved to resume fumigation of the buildings in our community and has voted to obtain quotes for the next...

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Reader Questions – Who Handles Those Termites? Apr 12, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Dear Kelly: I live in a townhouse. My neighbor had termites and my other neighbor on the other side suspects them as do I. ...

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Reader Questions – Is THIS a Conflict of Interest? Apr 05, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Hello Kelly! Is it considered a conflict of interest if a board member is also an HOA employee? Our board is voting on matters...

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Some Bad Pending HOA Legislation Mar 29, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Last week’s column recapped five bills proposing to help HOAs. This week addresses the other side of the coin, as four legislative...

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Legislators are Discussing Many Proposed New HOA Laws – Here are Sacramento’s Good Ideas Mar 22, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

In typical years the Legislature considers a handful of bills concerning HOAs, but 2021 is an unusually heavy year. There are at least 20...

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Behind Closed Doors – What Is (And Is NOT) OK in Closed Session Mar 15, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

The Open Meeting Act (Civil Code Sections 4900-4955) is the HOA version of California’s “Brown Act,” requiring openness...

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Capping Rentals Under Civil Code 4741 Mar 08, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Hi Kelly, thank you for your weekly articles, I really enjoy them. Regarding your recent article, does the section 4741 approval...

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Reader Questions – Renting to Criminals, Move in Fees, and What is “Single Family”? Mar 01, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Dear Kelly: My HOA made a change in the CC&Rs. Renters must be approved by the board and nobody with a criminal record shall...

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Reader Questions – Rental Issues Feb 22, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

[Dear Readers: Last week’s column on views contained a significant typo. Views are NOT automatically protected in California. My...

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Reader Questions – Are My Views Protected or Not? Feb 15, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Dear Kelly: My HOA requires that trees be situated so “normal enjoyment of view by other lot owners shall be...

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Reader Questions – Can We Attend? Can We Vote? Feb 08, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Dear Kelly: I am on the Architectural Review Committee for our association.  Recently homeowners have asked to attend the...

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Reader Questions – Our CC&Rs Expired; Ours Has No Name! Feb 01, 2021


Kelly, do you have any information regarding the expiration of CC&Rs? I’ve heard 20 years from the time of the recorded filing of the CC&Rs. My subdivision...

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